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SANTEE — East County resident Elaine Harvey (pictured right, inset) was at Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center displaying her water colors at MTRP’s Art Exhibition – ‘Nature’s Expressions.’ Harvey is a resident of El Cajon. Her innovative paintings, initially inspired by her own experiences and observations, are altered and made exciting by new images and relationships that emerge during the painting process, as she takes full advantage of the properties of water media. Honors include over 80 awards, inclusion in, on the cover, and editorial pages of art publications, and Signature or Elected membership in five art organizations. Harvey teaches classes in collage and water media painting for the Athenaeum in La Jolla and for UCSD Extension. For this exhibition she has chosen images from nature. Harvey is one of six artists in the exhibition that runs through Oct. 7.

Above, from left: Tommy Chong, Viejas Tribal Councilman Adrian M. Brown, and Cheech Marin at The Viejas Resort VIEJAS INDIAN RESERVATION — The legendary comedy duo of Cheech and Chong performed at The Viejas Casino and Resort”s luxurious Oak Ballroom for an exclusive event for Tribal members as they celebrate their 25th anniversary, Tuesday, Sept. 13. The show included a history of Viejas’ long road to economic and political success and a preview of the much anticipated expansion that is currently under construction.

Santee City Council Honors SANTEE — During the recent Santee City Council meeting, the Jack E. Dale Cup was presented to the West Hills varsity football team. They won the game played at Santana High School Friday Sept. 2. The cup has been a perpetual cup since 1990. It signifies Santee City’s support of both schools and their student bodies, and enforces positive teamwork. Accepting the trophy from Dale was Josh Reiderer, (pictured bottom, left) Assistant Principal at West Hills HS. Santee proclaimed the week of Sept. 26-30 as Strom Water Awareness Week. Now in it’s fifth year, throughout the week, Storm Water’s education seminars are presented online, and public outreach as a reminder of the reasons why we protect water quality. City Storm Water Program Manager Cecilia Tipton (top left photo, pictured on right)and SD Regional Water Control Board Member David Gibson accepted. Santee City Council proclaimed September as Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Santee joins communities around the nation to increase the awareness about the importance to make an informed decision with their health care provider about early detection and testing for prostate cancer. Santee resident Chad Little (top right photo, pictured left)was the prostate cancer proclamation recipient.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias The Self-Serving Plastic Bag Props


Your Senator In The News Senator Joel Anderson SilverMine Rocks Against Cancer Felipe M. Gonzalez


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ilverMine, a local rock band, caught the attention of California State Senator Joel Anderson by distinguishing themselves in the dedication of their time and music to promoting the fight against cancer and other causes. The band members, Tom Doogan, Jim Fuchs, Steve Kiraly, George Reeves, and EV Trivoli were awarded Senate certificates of recognition for continuously inspiring others by performing free shows at community events that benefit charitable organizations. They have volunteered for shows staged for Relay for Life, the Ronald McDonald House, and Rady Children’s Hospital. “SilverMine has impacted our community by sharing their musical talent and precious time. The members have their own jobs and busy schedules but supporting our neighbors in need has been one of their priorities and I am grateful to represent inspiring people like these band members,” Anderson explained. Members of SilverMine have been affected by cancer, and playing at different Relay for Life events touch them in a special way while benefiting the American Cancer Society. Doogan’s mother was a cancer survivor and his father also had cancer. Trivoli’s grandnephew, who is two-years-old, was diagnosed with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney and underwent emergency surgery. Members of the band hold day jobs and therefore spend spare time to practice for hours during the week in preparation

Above, from left: Band members Tom Doogan and EV Trivoli with Senator Anderson representative Filipe Gonzalez.

Above: The band SilverMine for shows. “Everybody’s got something to give and this is our little thing to give. Better to give something little than nothing,” Doogan fondly shared.

In addition to charity shows they perform, SilverMine can also be found playing classical hits in different East County venues such as Bolth Brewery.

very few years, an industry for self-serving reasons tries to exploit California’s loose rules for putting propositions on its ballot. This doesn’t usually work, even though industries that have tried this tactic when all else political had failed them generally outspent opponents by factors of at least 50-1. So it was about 20 years ago, when the tobacco industry fielded an initiative aiming to remove all local smoking restrictions and substitute a much looser statewide standard allowing tobacco use almost anywhere. That effort lost badly and remains a classic in the annals of misleading names for campaign committees. Big Tobacco’s campaign moniker: Californians for Statewide Smoking Restrictions. So it is again this fall with Propositions 65 and 67, as the plastic bag industry tries to reverse an almost total ban of its products from California grocery stores that passed the Legislature in 2014 and was quickly signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bag makers’ committee name isn’t quite as misleading as Big Tobacco’s, but the tag (the same as that of an industry-wide trade group) still obscures its purpose: American Progressive Bag Alliance. What’s a “progressive” bag? Even with many local bans in place and applying to most of the state’s biggest cities and almost half its population, Californians still dump a reported 11 billion plastic bags into landfills yearly. Countless others still “decorate” highways. These do not disintegrate or decay in water, like paper products, so they could be around for centuries. Plastic bags also are made from petroleum; their use contributed to America’s energy dependence on foreign sources, some of them unsavory. Altogether the bag makers raised well over $4 million before the fall campaign, compared with barely a quarter-million for supporters of the bag ban. Most cash backing the ban has come from grocery chains like Albertsons Safeway (including Vons), Ralphs and Raley’s. That caused a bag industry attempt to penalize grocers – who originally opposed banning plastic bags – for switching sides and helping cost the bag makers hundreds of millions of dollars yearly. Eastern and Southern companies like Superbag, Hilex Poly, Formosa Plastics and Advance Polybag lashed out by placing Proposition 65 on the ballot in an attempt to deprive grocers of even breaking even on the paper bags they sell for 10 cents each under the state’s 146 local bans on plastic bags. Claiming the grocers only switched sides because they discovered the small bag fees add up to a big new source of revenue, the bag alliance wrote an initiative earmarking all money spent on bags for environmental projects supervised by the state Wildlife Conservation Board. Trouble is, many supermarkets say they actually lose money on paper bags. One board member of the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op reports “Our paper bags cost us 14 to 15 cents each. It’s inaccurate to suggest it’s a revenue stream when it is still a major expense.” Meanwhile, large grocery chains say they’ve converted to the anti-plastic side in large part because that’s what their customers want. “Early polling is that consumers are adapting to no plastic bags,” Ronald Fong, head of the California Grocers Association (contributor of about $210,000 to the pro-ban side), told a reporter. “It’s really unfortunate that out-of-staters are sinking millions of dollars into telling us we’re wrong here in California.” But the bag association predicts it will win and overturn the statewide bag ban. “We believe voters…will make their voices heard at the ballot box,” the group’s president, Lee Califf, said in a statement. The statewide ban, he added, threatens thousands of jobs and will have “no meaningful effect on the environment.” If jobs are threatened, of course, not many are in California. Big plastic bag makers don’t manufacture much here. Any jobs threatened by a statewide ban are shaky anyhow. That’s because the existing local bans covering Los Angeles, San Francisco and 144 other locales would not change if the No-on-67 side wins and overturns the statewide ban. No matter how obviously self-serving their two propositions may be, this is still likely a lose-lose proposition for the bag makers. The bottom line for them is that they stand no chance of restoring California to its former status as their largest market.

Elias has covered esoteric votes in eight national political conventions. His book, “The Burzynski Breakthrough, The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” is now available in a soft cover fourth edition. His opinions are his own. Email Elias at


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Secondhand smoke—also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)—is made up of the “sidestream” smoke from the end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar, and the “mainstream” smoke that

is exhaled. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke absorb the same 4,000 chemical compounds that smokers do. More than 60 of these compounds are known or suspected to cause cancer. About one in a hundred deaths worldwide is caused by secondhand smoke, which kills an estimated 600,000 people a year, according to World Health Organization (WHO) researchers. Secondhand smoke causes increased cardiovascular risks by damaging blood vessels, decreasing your ability to exercise and altering blood cholesterol levels. Some research indicates that people exposed to a spouse’s cigarette smoke for several decades are about 20 percent more likely to have lung cancer. Those who are exposed long-term to secondhand smoke in the workplace or social settings may increase their risk of lung cancer by about 25 percent. Some of the components found in tobacco smoke that are known to cause cancer or are suspected to be carcinogenic include: formaldehyde, arsenic, cadmium, benzene and ethylene oxide. Here are a few other chemicals in tobacco smoke along with their effects: ammonia (irritates lungs), carbon monoxide (hampers breathing), methanol (toxic when inhaled) and hydrogen cyanide (interferes with respiration). Throughout the world, governments are taking action against smoking in public places, both indoors and outdoors. Smoking is either banned or restricted in public transportation. Several local communities have enacted nonsmokers’ rights laws, most of which are stricter than state laws. Although air-conditioning may remove the visible smoke in your home, it can’t remove the particles that continue to circulate and are hazardous to your health, so don’t delude yourself that running the AC is the answer to secondhand smoke dangers. To solve your problem, you should try to get your son to seek help in fighting his addiction to nicotine. There are many programs available. Call your doctor for some recommendations. Meanwhile, for your own health, you should insist that he not smoke in your house.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Researchers Lay Foundation for Innovative Treatment of MS


esearchers at the Research Center for Immunotherapy (FZI) and the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have identified a new mechanism that is involved in the development of autoimmune diseases. On the basis of this new insight, it may prove possible to create innovative treatments for disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The members of the research team headed by Professor Tobias Bopp at the Institute of Immunology at the Mainz University Medical Center and Professor Frauke Zipp at the Department of Neurology, were able to demonstrate that it is possible to influence the development and functioning of regulatory T cells, also known as Tregs, and T helper 17 (TH17) cells by means of inhibition of the protein kinase CK2. It would seem that many of the devastating effects of autoimmune disorders are attributable to TH17 cells. Among other factors, the relative levels of these two types of cells determine whether or not an autoimmune disorder develops. For this reason, the researchers aimed to create an imbalance in favor of the Tregs. They were able to achieve this by inhibiting the development of the autoaggressive TH17 cells through a blockade of CK2 and the simultaneous promotion of the synthesis of Tregs. The efficacy of this approach has already been impressively confirmed in preclinical models. The results of the Mainz study “Protein kinase CK2 governs the molecular decision between encephalitogenic TH17 cell and Treg cell development” are available in the online version of the leading specialist journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The human immune system is extremely efficient in recognizing intruders that could be potentially damaging to health. A sub-group of white blood cells, the so-called T cells, identify invading pathogens on the basis of their proteins and normally orchestrate an appropri-

ate qualitative and quantitative defensive immune reaction. This neutralizes the exogenous invaders in a targeted manner and eliminates them. In rare cases, this type of defensive reaction may culminate in an exaggerated immune response. It is to prevent exactly such excessive immune reactions that regulatory T-cells, the socalled Tregs, have evolved over time. In healthy individuals, these Tregs serve to maintain immunological tolerance. They protect harmless antigens such as foreign proteins in food that might otherwise trigger an endogenous defensive reaction, as well as the body’s own structures in the case of inappropriately activated immune responses. They thus also prevent the development of allergies and autoimmune disorders, including MS. A sub-population of T helper cells, the so called Interleukin(IL)17 producing TH17 cells, plays a major role in the development of MS. In healthy individuals, these TH17 cells are responsible for the control of infecting bacteria and fungi. However, TH17 cells also have a potentially negative, auto-aggressive effect in that they can be responsible for the destructive processes that occur in the presence of inflammations and also in many autoimmune conditions. The researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center now discovered that not only the ratio of Tregs to TH17 cells decisively determines whether or not an autoimmune disorder develops but also, and more importantly, that pharmacological inhibition of CK2 tips the balance of the two cell types towards Tregs. Protein kinases are the second largest family of proteins present in higher cells. They modify other proteins and thus change the biological properties of these proteins. The researchers were able to show that inhibition of the protein kinase CK2 results in a blockade of exactly those signal pathways required by TH17 cells in order to evolve. On a molecular level, the inhibition of the protein kinase CK2 leads to inhibition of the signal pathways mediated by the cytokines interleukin-6, interleukin-21, and interleu- kin-23 as well as those that regulate gene expression through the transcription factor STAT3. This leads to the expression of another transcription factor called forkhead-box protein P3 (FOXP3), which in its turn controls the development and functioning of Tregs by means of genetic regulation. Thus, the auto-aggressive TH17 cells that are actually involved in the generation of autoimmune diseases are ‘deprogrammed’ in cells which protect endogenous structures, hence preventing the onset of these disorders. The study was conducted as part of the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center / Transregio 128 “Initiating/ effector versus regulatory mechanisms in Multiple Sclerosis -- progress towards tackling the disease,” which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and coordinated in Mainz by Professor Frauke Zipp, Director of the Department of Neurology at the Mainz University Medical Center. Multiple Sclerosis is the most common chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. In Germany alone, more than 200,000 people are affected by this demyelinating disease, with approx. 450,000 in the US and a total of almost 3 million world-wide. In MS, the protective covering of the nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord, (myelin) is damaged so that nerve stimuli can no longer be transmitted. The nerve fibers themselves are also damaged. The consequences can range from problems with walking, numbness to impaired vision and a myriad of other symptoms. No two cases are exactly the same. Source: Universität Mainz

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 29 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at NOTE: Dean is the recipient of the 2004 STAR Community Outreach Award by the MS Society Dec. 2, 2004, the American Red Cross Real Hero Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Award, Oct. 13, 2006 , the Stoney Community Service Award, February 29, 2008, Women in Leadership Award for Art/Media/Culture Oct. 29, 2010, El Cajon Citizen of The Year Nominee Feb. 2013 and Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.

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Board-certified Ear, Nose, and Throat physician Dr. S. Cherukuri, a graduate of the prestigious University of Michigan School of Medicine, built a very successful practice helping patients with hearing problems. “I was often frustrated by the fact that many of my patients could benefit from the use of a hearing aid, but unfortunately couldn’t afford one. I then made it my mission to change this, making quality digital hearing aids affordable for anyone who needs one.”

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reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled, “A day in the life of Jesus the Messiah.” As a reminder, we are doing this series that you may come to know the truth about Jesus as the Word of God the Bible conveys it. We are looking at the Apostle John’s account for he gives the most detailed account of Jesus’ final hours before the Crucifixion. What is recorded for us in John 14-17 are some of the most profound teachings of Jesus found in the Word of God the Bible. This also marks the last few hours of Jesus’ time with His disciples prior to His crucifixion. In John 17 we have recorded for us that which should really be considered the “Lord’s Prayer”. This is holy intimate ground that the Lord allows us to partake of. John 17:1-5 “These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As You have given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is life eternal, that they might know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth: I have finished the work which You gave me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with Your own self with the glory which I had with You before the world was.” There are so many wonderful truths in these few verses, space only allows us to cover a few. Jesus’ hour had finally arrived. Previously on a number of occasions Jesus had stated that His hour had not yet come but now it is here. ‘What’ we must ask is “His hour”? It was the hour in which he had come into the world, to fulfill the plan of God set before the foundations of the world; in full and complete submission to the will of the Father to be offered up as the acceptable sacrifice for the sins of the world and in so doing would bring glory to His Father. This may seem rather strange to our natural thinking, how can such a horrible painful death bring glory to God? Because it was God’s way of redeeming sinful man to Himself and we must remember that God’s ways are not our ways; His way is much higher than ours. As Jesus humbled Himself, left Heaven, became a man, a servant, in complete obedience to the will of the Father, He would be restored to the place and position which were His before. The Apostle Paul puts it this way in (Philippians 2:5-11 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Finally, contrary to popular belief, there is only One true God and only one way to Heaven. Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.” Also in John 14:6 “Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.” Many on both sides of this narrow gate are trying to broaden it to their own and others demise. Drew Macintyre is associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Alpine and can be reached at 619-445-2589, or

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Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18 • Del Mar Fairgrounds Laurie O’Brien For The East County Herald

SAN DIEGO — Many East County fans attended KAABOO as it celebrated its second year this past weekend at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. KAABOO is a cool coastal contrast to dusty desert events Coachella and Stagecoach, offering an eclectic mix of music, art, comedy and food. Music acts such as Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Jack Johnson, and Fall Out Boy performed on the Festival’s four music stages. Comedians including Dana Carvey, Cheech and Chong, and Sarah Silverman appeared on the Humor Me stage. This year, the Art venue merged with Palate, showcasing food for the eye and the palate. Many local Chef ’s, restaurants, vintners and brewers, provided small plates, wine and spirits tastings. Local artists were on hand to display their works in mediums from paintings, collages, installations, prints and jewelry. Artists Amandalynn and Lauren Ys created gigantic eye-catching fine art murals on entryways, structures, and KAABOO’s stages, creating a theme of fantasy undersea designs. If you missed this year, tickets for KAABOO 2017, Sept. 15-17, are already on sale.

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New Gourmet Entrées Friday - Sunday at The Buffet at Viejas Join us on weekends in October as we continue to elevate your dining experience with new menu items

• Herb-crusted Tenderloin of Beef • Pistachio-crusted Leg of Lamb • Corn and Lobster Stuffed Potato Skins with Jalapeño Aioli • An Expanded Seafood Section with Seared Scallops, Fresh King Salmon, and Jumbo Shrimp Scampi

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Guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter the Casino. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Guests under 21 years of age are permitted in The Buffet only, but must be accompanied by an adult. Families are welcome at the Viejas Outlets and the Viejas Hotel. Please play responsibly. For help with problem gambling, call 800.426.2537



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Parkway Plaza’s MallStars Mall-o-Ween Celebration EL CAJON — Monday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. inside Parkway Plaza, located at 415 Parkway Plaza in EL Cajon, between Macy’s and JCPenney Halloween-loving boys and “ghouls” 10 years old and under (All children 10 years old and under) are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes for mall-wide trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed photo ops, games and more. This event is FREE to attend. Tricks, Treats and a Fang-tastic celebration for little ghosts and ghouls at Parkway Plaza’s MallStars Mall-o-Ween! On Monday afternoon, bring the family for a kooky, spooky time with activities like mall-wide trick-or-treating, a Halloween-themed photo op and more. Starting at 4 p.m., children can show off their fun and creative costumes (no full facial masks or toy weapons please) during mall-wide trick-ortreating at participating retailers and a free Halloween-themed photo op with Cherry Hill Photo. Kids can also enjoy free carnival games, crafts and more inside the mall between Macy’s and JCPenney! Before, during or after the event, families can also register their children to join Parkway Plaza’s MallStars Kids Club Program. Once registered, children 10 years old and younger will enjoy fun activities and free entertainment at club meetings inside the mall. Parents may also sign up for a bi-monthly MallStars newsletter and enjoy many discounts and benefits, including members-only contests and prizes, exclusive discounts at Parkway Plaza restaurants and retailers, and a free gift upon registration. Parents can complete the registration online at or in the mall at customer service. From Friday, October 7 through Monday, October 31, kids can also enjoy all things pumpkin at Parkway Plaza’s Pumpkin Station in the west parking lot off of the Interstate 8 and Johnson Avenue. Children of all ages are welcome to explore the pumpkin patch and buy their own pumpkin to carve! They can also climb aboard the El Paso train, jump around in inflatable play centers, and more. The Pumpkin Station is open Monday – Thursday, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. For more information on the MallStars Mall-o-Ween celebration and Pumpkin Station, visit Parkway Plaza’s events page or call (619) 579-9932.

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La Mesa Oktoberfest 2016 Join us for the 43rd Annual La Mesa Oktoberfest! LA MESA — This is the largest Oktoberfest Celebration West of the Mississippi with over 100,000 attendees. This free event is spread out over nearly six city blocks in the La Mesa Village and features hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, outfits, games and of course beer. This year, to enhance your Oktoberfest experience on many levels, the City of La Mesa has teamed up with veteran event producers EventWerks. They produce a variety of events including several Oktoberfests each year, (Dana Point and Lake Arrowhead). We look forward to having you join us in 2016, and YES, some vendor spaces still available.

SPRING VALLEY — Enjoy free entertainment, refreshments, and activities at the 10th annual Spring Valley Library Fiesta, a celebration of Latino Heritage Month. This year’s Fiesta is being held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spring Valley Library, located at 836 Kempton St. The Fiesta offers events and activities for people of all ages, including performances by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca of San Diego and Mariachi Del Pacifico. Attendees can also tour a Low Rider Car display, watch Ballet Folklorico performances and children can participate in crafts and face painting. Community information booths will offer a variety of informational handouts and other resources. The library will have free opportunity drawings throughout the event. Parking is limited, so plan accordingly. “The Spring Valley Fiesta is a wonderful opportunity for community members to gather in celebration of Latino Heritage Month and enjoy expressions of culture through music, dance and art.” said Branch Librarian Charlotte King-Mills. The Spring Valley Library wishes to thank the community for its support and extend a special thanks to its partners: the Friends of the Spring Valley Library, San Diego County Parks and Rec, Platt College, Heaven’s Windows, Spring Valley Youth & Family Coalition, Care 1st and the San Diego County Latino Association.


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Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña kicks off Grossmont College’s Fall 2016 Reading Series

EL CAJON —The Grossmont College English Department’s Creative Writing Program is presenting the Fall 2016 Reading Series, Thursday, Sept. 29 – Monday, Dec. 5. • Thursday, Sept. 29 (2-3:15 p.m., Griffin Gate): Banned Books/Banned Lives Reading featuring New York Times bestselling novelist Matt de la Peña, author of six young adult novels, including “Mexican WhiteBoy” and “We Were Here,” and the first Latino to win the Newbery Prize in literature. San Diego native de la Peña’s “Mexican WhiteBoy” was banned from classrooms in Tucson, Arizona in January 2012, when a law targeting Mexican-American studies courses that were perceived as anti-white, was enacted. This event will be hosted by English instructor Alan Traylor. • Tuesday, Oct. 25 (7-8:30 p.m., Room 26-220): The 8th Annual Lester Bangs Memorial Reading featuring a launch of the new documentary film, “Ticket to Write: The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism,” written and produced by Grossmont College English instructor Raul Sandelin. Sandelin’s film explores the origins and heyday of rock music journalism, 1966-1981, during which legendary music magazines like “Rolling Stone” and “Creem” were first published and rock writers like Grossmont College alum Lester Bangs (1966-1968) and Hunter S. Thompson found notoriety. • Thursday, Nov. 17 (7-8:30 p.m., Griffin Gate) Reading and Launch Party Featuring Poet Denise Benavides. Performance artist, educator, and queer Xicana poet Denise Benavides

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New York Times bestselling novelist, Matt de la Peña is a graduate of Grossmont College’s Creative Writing program. She received her master’s in fine arts in writing from Mills College in Oakland. Her book, “Riot Girl,” is newly released from Korima Press. • Monday, Dec. 5 (7-8:30 p.m., Griffin Gate): New Voices: A Student Reading featuring the original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama and

other unique and evocative forms of literary and spoken word art of Grossmont College Creative Writing students. All events are free and open to the public. Grossmont College is at 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, 92020 For more information, visit the English Department’s Creative Writing Program website at

ealth care occupations will add more jobs than any other group between now and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry currently has more than 13 million jobs and is expected to experience continued growth due to advances in medicine and an aging population. San Diego State University offers students the opportunity to enroll in classroom certificate courses through its College of Extended Studies in the booming health care field, which has eight of the top 20 fastest-growing professions, according to the BLS. These accelerated courses that prepare students for state certification exams start Oct. 3: Clinical Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician Training and Test Prep, and EKG Technician Certification. The Clinical Medical Assistant course also includes an externship opportunity where students earn valuable clinical patient hours. “This program is well-rounded, professional and innovative,” said Makenna Wilcoxson, a graduate of the Clinical Medical Assistant program. “It can really help open many doors for students — whether it’s getting medical assistant licensure or going on to further your medical profession. The externship is a great way to get your foot in the door. Students leave the program with 150-160 hours of medical experience. This looks great on a resume.” Dan Ines, a graduate of the Pharmacy Technician Training and Test Prep program, said it has been invaluable to his career progress. “I took the PTCB exam and I’m proud to say that I passed,” he explained. “This is what I had hoped to gain and, with certainty, the expectation has been met. I give credit to the Pharmacy Technician Program at SDSU for helping me meet this milestone.” Added student Lucinda Bartek from the EKG Technician Certification program: “It was a wonderful experience and I will tell others about this program. The teacher, Dr. Farook, was exceptional and I felt blessed to have been taught by him. He made the class very interesting and held my interest every evening, especially after a full day at work.” The health care program is approved for Military Spouse and Workforce Benefits, as well as by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information, visit, email or call (619) 594-3297.

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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin San Diego East COunty Chamber Names 2016 WILL Honorees

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce recently honored seven women with Women in Leadership Luncheon (WILL) awards. Honorees included: Alison Cummings, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC); Marlee J. Ehrenfeld, MJE Marketing; Theresa Kemper, Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD); Jill Meyers, Women in Aviation International; Dana Rivers, Barona Resort & Casino; Catt Fields White, San Diego Public Markets; Sherry Yarbrough, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). According to Leah McIvor, 2016 event chair, 35 nominees were considered by the committee for the awards program, now in its 14th year. She said the recipients were honored for their outstanding leadership, exemplary character and integrity in the community, as well as their efforts to empower women to succeed and prosper in life and business. Cummings has served on the SMSC’s board of directors since 2004 and is currently board chair. Her 33-year career with the Cajon Valley School District included 21 years as principal at four elementary schools. Ehrenfeld founded MJE Marketing in 1994. Her firm’s clients have included the San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego State University, San Diego Zoo, County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation, City of La Mesa, Anthony’s Fish Grotto and Jamul Indian Village, operator of the Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego. Kemper has served as assistant superintendent of educational services with GUHSD since 2011. She previously served as principal of Grossmont High School from 2002 to 2011. She has worked in education since 1989. Meyers has lived in San Diego since 2014 and works as a senior manager for Northrop Grumman Corp. on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. She also is currently serving as 2016 president of Women in Aviation

International’s San Diego chapter. Rivers has worked with Barona Resort & Casino since 2002. Her current title is community relations manager. She also has served on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County (BGCEC) for the past 10 years, including two years as board president. She is currently serving on the BGCEC’s La Mesa Capital Campaign committee for a sixth club location. As co-founder of San Diego Public Market, White has organized four weekly farmers markets held in Pacific Beach, North Park and Downtown San Diego at the County Administration Building, along with the Little Italy Mercato. The four markets generate more than $4 million in annual sales. Yarbrough serves as executive director of ABC’s Apprenticeship Training Academy in Poway. Since the training program began in 1989, more than 2,200 graduates have launched rewarding careers in five different construction crafts, including electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, sheet metal and air conditioning and heating. The Sept. 16 luncheon drew about 360 attendees to the Town and Country Resort Hotel in Mission Valley. Emcee was former TV anchor Lee Ann Kim who currently serves on advisory boards for the Women’s Museum and San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. Keynote speaker was fitness instructor, dancer and choreographer Dionne Thomas, a licensed Zumba instructor. Event sponsors included Hollywood Casino, Barona Resort & Casino, The East County Herald newspaper, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Jasmine Creek Florist, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Gas & Electric, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Sycuan Resort & Casino, Diamond Creations by Ramona, Leah McIvor - Coldwell Banker, Foothills Christian Church, Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District, Grossmont Healthcare District, Nancy Dennison - Keller Williams La Mesa, iMortgage, Mail Management Group, Inc., MJE Marketing Inc., Oak Tree Escrows, Inc., Toward Maximum Independence, USS Midway Museum,

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Walmart, California Bank & Trust La Mesa branch, Point Loma Credit Union, RCP Block & Brick, Waste Management and XL Staffing/Excell Security.

La Mesa Chamber of Commerce to host Sen. Joel Anderson Breakfast

LA MESA — The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) for a breakfast meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Marie Callender’s restaurant, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego. Breakfast sponsors include Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World and Hornbrook Center for Dentistry. Anderson will share his insight on Sacramento and discuss upcoming legislation critical to Californians and businesses, as well as outlines anticipated challenges in 2017. Anderson, a longtime advocate for small businesses, has been named the California State Legislator of the Year by the California Small Business Association and California Small Business Roundtable. The public is invited to attend. Cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for guests with advanced reservations, or $25 at the door. Breakfast will include eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fresh fruit and juice. Prize drawings also will be held. Attendance drawing sponsors include La Mesa Courier and Opus Bank. Reservations may be made via the chamber website,, or by sending an e-mail,, or by calling the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700, ext. #2. Anderson’s 38th Senate District, representing more than 1 million constituents, includes Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, Escondido, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Borrego Springs and Fallbrook. He was first elected to the state Assembly in 2006 and to the state Senate in 2010.

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